Food and nutrition crisis affects over 18 million people in the Sahel
Far from the media spotlight, the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Senegal, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Gambia) is grappling with a severe
humanitarian emergency as alarming food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have
emerged in the wake of drought and poor harvests. 18.7 million people are affected,
among them some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world.
According to UNICEF, over 1 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition
across the Sahel.